Thursday, January 24, 2008

Your Call 012508 Friday Media Roundtable

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday Media Roundtable. This week, Arab Media & Society’s Lawrence Pintak joins us from Cairo to discuss coverage of the explosions that brought a sudden end to the blockade on Gaza. Amy Gluckman of Dollars and Sense joins us to talk about what is being left out of economic coverage. And the Black Agenda Report’s Glenn Ford gives us his take on how race is being covered in the lead up to the South Carolina primary. Where did you find solid reporting this week? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar.

Lawrence Pintak,
editor and co-publisher of Arab Media & Society,

Amy Gluckman
co-editor of Dollars and Sense,

Glen Ford
editor of the Black Agenda Report.

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Your Call 012408 What is the state of Iraqi government?

What is the current state of Iraqi government? On the next Your Call, we’ll discuss the internal political situation in Iraq. Earlier this week, a suicide bomber walked into a school in downtown Baquba, wounding 20 students and teachers. As the United State is claiming victory with its so-called surge, Iraq is marred with daily violence. What has changed in Iraq? And what role is the Iraqi government playing to keep the country together? It’s your call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Yanar Mohammed, an Iraqi activist and the director of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq.

Nabil Al-Tikriti, an assistant professor of history at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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